The results have pegged me as a "centrist." One of those placid, wishy-washy types that doesn't go in with the crowd... well, you'd think, based on this quiz. They ask things like, do you think "consenting adults" should be able to go have sex with each other and whatever without government interference? No harm there, we can just "love" whoever, like, however... right? Maybe we could "consent" to having sex with a stranger, too, for a bit of money and a bit of crack... speaking of which... how about we just legalize all drugs and see what happens when 8-year-old Joey tries what's in Mama's purse?
Better still, let's just dismantle all those barriers to "free trade," and then wonder why sweatshops get lots of business, Pa can't afford insurance, and credit cards charge 9,000% interest and literally enslave the poor? (I mean, if the potential slavery is in the contract, and the borrower has "consented," it's all kewl, true? Because no one forced you to borrow that $600 for the root canal you needed, and "not thinking straight because of the pain" isn't an excuse not to pay your debts later.)
I've known extreme libertarians before, and they really think that you ought to be able to set up your own shooting range in the back yard if you like. It's only when the stray bullets cause damage to my child's skull and/or my property that we need to worry about it, because people ought to be able to do *whatever they want* on their own property without government getting all involved.
Siiiigh. Yeah, maybe I am a centrist after all, what with my thoughts that the Nanny State ought to at least TRY to protect me and my family from poisoned water, lead paint and bad pharmacy drugs. At this rate, I will be voting Democrat in the next election... you heard it here first. :]